Poetry reading with Hannah Swingler and Kamil Mahmood

At the Hive, Worcester (Studio or Glass Room)

Kamil Mahmood

This event is part of the Autumn Creative Writing reading series - Hosted by the School of Humanities.

Original and fresh poetry from the winner of Coaches SLAM 2018, Hannah Swingler, and activist poet Kamil Mahmood, who uses words as tools for change. Both Poets are from the new and dynamic Birmingham based publisher Verve Poetry Press.

Hannah Swingler is a poet, storyteller, visual artist, and teacher that works across a kaleidoscope of platforms. Hannah's first collection 'The Dress Has Pockets' was published by Verve Poetry Press in January 2019.  She is the voice and face of Nationwide Building Society's latest marketing campaign.

In his compelling debut, 'Mute Men,' Kamil articulates his musings born on late bus journeys and silent morning car journeys with his dad. He focuses on narratives of the often sidelined, within the microcosm of the Muslim immigrant majority area that raised him, as well as internationally exploring the fall-out of colonialism, war and displacement.

‘A powerful and timely collection exploring the tension carried by many British South-Asian men. Kamil’s poems are steeped in empathy and dazzling lyricism as he interrogates race, masculinity and religion within his community. This is an important piece of British poetry.’ – Caleb Femi

Tickets for this event are free but booking is essential. Please see The Hive website for further details.